After almost three centuries at the heart of London's busy Piccadilly retail district, Fortnum and Mason is broadening its horizons.
Ukraine, battered by the escalating conflict with pro-Russian activists, has hiked its bank rates as it attempts to protect its economy against the turmoil triggered by violent protests and Russia's military intervention in Crimea.
Only 16.9 percent of Fortune 500's board members are women. Heather McGregor explains why.
A group of Dutch architects are building what they claim is the world's first 3D printed house.
Vladimir Putin is basking in the glory of territorial conquest, enjoying his highest domestic approval ratings since returning as president two years ago.
Nigeria woke up on Sunday to a brand new economy, apparently.
As Weibo gets ready for its initial public offering, a recent university study claims Chinese microblogging activity might not be as vibrant as expected.
Cyprus, the tiny Mediterranean island bailed out a year ago, remains "in difficulty...but not as bad as one would have expected," its finance minister Harris Georgiades told CNN during an interview in the capital city Nicosia.
Dressed in a white cowboy hat and shirt in the merciless sun, 63-year-old Juan Leana Malpica proudly pulls a branch down in his lime grove and cups a fruit. His limes, he says, set themselves apart by their juiciness.
It is rare for me to attend a retrospective of someone's passion, their life's work, while chatting to that person amid that work.
The United Arab Emirates is playing host to a huge corporate party this week. Hotel lobbies and shopping malls are flooded with Chinese guests and the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway is dotted with long rows of buses branded "2014 Nu Skin Success Trip" in English and Arabic.
Disheartened by his friends' comments that high-end shoes cannot be made in Ghana,Fred Deegbe has embarked on a mission to take on the world's leading brands.
A great deal has been said about the five week long election underway in India.
This month, Britain's deputy prime minister squared up to the leader of the country's euroskeptic Independence Party to advocate the merits of his nation's membership of the EU.
General Motors is under fire following its delayed decision to recall 2.6 million cars over a faulty ignition switch. The automotive giant's CEO says she is "deeply sorry" for 13 deaths caused by the defect.
When a fake Twitter message from the Associated Press issued reports of two explosions at the White House last April, the Dow lost 140 points and S&P futures dropped 20 points.
If the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 caused a rift in China-Malaysia relations, the two countries appear to have put it behind them.
Sarah Jessica Parker teams up with fashion powerhouse Manolo Blahnik for new shoe range.
When the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy welcomes Xi Jinping to Brussels on Monday, it will be the first time a Chinese president has visited European Union headquarters.
If cranes are a visual barometer of the economic vibe of a city then central Beirut is buzzing.
Arianna Huffington discusses her new book "Thrive" with CNN's Maggie Lake.
Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
On a breezy spring day in 1835, a 13-year-old boy from the Jura region of eastern France set out for the glittering metropolis of Paris to seek his fortune.
Sailor so 'rich' he forgot $100k yacht
Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday.
I moved from Turkey to New York right after college and stayed for 10 years. I instantly felt I belonged. No matter how small my apartment was, how little money I had or how bad the streets smelled, I was happy.
Is the glass ceiling in Britain finally beginning to crack? Maybe, according to a new report on the country's biggest companies.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a local election this weekend, the biggest test of his popularity since becoming Prime Minister in 2003. The polls are seen as a referendum on his popularity before the country's first direct presidential election this summer, in which Erdogan is widely expected to run.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it plans to buy virtual reality firm Oculus VR for $2 billion.
Business partners tend to limit their disagreements to the boardroom. With the happiness of their shareholders in mind, it doesn't pay to air dirty laundry in public.
"Sorry, I don't go south of the river," was once a common refrain from central London taxi drivers. Not anymore.
Julia Hobsbawm, founder of the Names Not Numbers ideas festival, talks about how slowing down can generate better ideas.
This week the U.S. president will visit Brussels for the first time. Quite why he has left it to his second term to make the trip baffles many in the EU's halls of power.
European Union leaders agreed to earmark 12 more individuals for visa restrictions and asset freezes in the second stage of their four-step plan to prompt Russia to renege on its annexation of Crimea.
With a breezy sweep of his pen President Vladimir Putin wrote a new chapter into Crimea's turbulent history, committing the region to a future returned to Russian domain.
European leaders are meeting in Brussels Thursday to discuss further sanctions against Russia.
LinkedIn boss Jeff Weiner has claimed the number one spot in Glassdoor's latest survey of highest-rated CEOs.
The ex-wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood said the precarious finances of L'Wren Scott's fashion business may have played a role in the late designer's apparent suicide.
The list of Russians targeted by Western sanctions is expanding. The EU has added a further 12 names to its original 21-strong lists, while the U.S. focused its sanctions on some of the key people from President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.
Is Gail Kelly the most powerful woman in Australian business?
What can the world's leading bosses teach you about leadership? We decided to collate some of the most interesting advice from CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Crimeans voted to break off from Ukraine and join Russia. Their vote represents the re-establishment of a historic cultural relationship.
Two startup experts share the best ways to connect and communicate at networking events.
The tiny emirate neighbor of Dubai and Abu Dhabi is set to make a push in the UAE's burgeoning residential and tourism sectors.
A former Credit Suisse banker surrendered to U.S. authorities Tuesday and plans to plead guilty to fraud charges.
It's been three years since Japan was hit with its worst-ever earthquake, causing serious damage to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Russia risks economic isolation from the West with its intervention into the Crimean peninsular, but trade relationships complicate matters. And, as CNN reveals, it's not just trade in which Russian interests are strongly represented -- it's in some of the most lavish and expensive assets around the world. Below are a selection.
Stuck in a rut at work? It's time to move abroad and give your career a boost.
A young South African has invented a lotion that allows you to take a shower without using a drop of water or soap.
United States President Barack Obama has now paved the way for imposing economic sanctions against Russia. However, these would be an ineffective and naive response by the U.S. to the crisis in Ukraine.
Quotas for women are often met with incredible support or strong opposition. But quotas aren't black and white-- and we need to get smarter about what works.
European leaders meeting in Brussels Thursday need to send Russia an unmistakeable signal that its military intervention in Ukraine will not be tolerated.
Cyber attack yields personal details for 12 million customers of one of South Korea's biggest phone companies.
If there were any doubts about the West's commitment to Ukraine, you can dispel them now after the European Union put forward a package of $15 billion, matching the sum initially offered by Moscow before Viktor Yanukovych was pushed out of power.
Bitcoin is still in beta, and users should only invest what they can afford to lose, Bitcoin Foundation executive director Jon Matonis says.
Could a derelict airport in the south of Athens help the Greek economy take-off?
The C-Suite. Near mythical in status. The Valhalla you reach in corporate life when you've made it. So, how do you get there?
Read more from One Square Meter: Abu Dhabi's fantasy island; Parisian metro stations get a second life; London's luxury basements.
Investors of Russian assets have had their first real chance to assess the situation in Ukraine and they didn't like what they saw.
Cocoa farmers taste chocolate for the first time and after the smiles, the math as they calculate the markup, and pride their work is part of the process.
Writing almost a century after the Acts of Union joined Scotland with England, and 50 years since its Jacobite uprisings were brutally supressed, the bard Robert Burns bemoaned the real reason behind his nation's loss of independence: money and its ability to sway the vote.
A retired trauma doctor has launched an online grocery business to cater to Nigeria's busy women with no time to shop at the supermarket.
Top Hollywood executives are on a 10-day tour of South Africa to explore possible set locations.
Could there soon be swimming pools in the Paris metro if a mayoral candidate has their way?
The exchange of name cards has long been a ubiquitous part of meeting new people in China.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company will focus on attracting and keeping business customers as he implements his strategy to reverse its decline.
Love that chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice-cream? But what about the way its makers treat their farmers? How about KitKat and the way its production impacts the environment?
BIg data will have surpassed big oil in economic value, and we will have global privacy, data protection and surveillance agreements, writes CEO Gerd Leonhard.
Financial transactions have always been at the heart of our society, but growing smartphone and Internet penetration are inspiring new, disruptive approaches.
Limited investment options in China means real estate has been a popular choice for consumers looking to expand their portfolios.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, speaking to mobile tech leaders in Barcelona, said WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app purchased by the social media giant last week, was "worth more than $19 billion."
How do women dress to impress at work? And does it have to involve shoulder pads? 100 years of office wear.
At 16, Claire Reid was a failed gardener but today her invention is sparking a "planting revolution."
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact.
Linkedin, the networking site for professionals, has done what few other foreign online services have achieved -- it has successfully set up in China.
A third of the houses on Britain's second most expensive street are lying vacant, many abandoned for decades and left to rot.
A Johannesburg developer has transformed an old grain silo into trendy residences, topping it with disused shipping containers to provide extra living space.
With a lack of gender diversity in the tech sector, the time has come to make women in the ICT industry the norm rather than the exception, says GSMA GM.
Facebook is helping to roll out a pilot online education program in Rwanda.
Mobile World Congress begins in Barcelona Monday and amid the hoopla of new super-phones, largely unknown technologies will be revealed. And it will be these that change our lives. Here are seven I predict will help define our future.
Lacy underwear has effectively been "banned" by new regulations in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, opponents say. But the issue is not one of modesty.
Facebook's acquisition of the hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion is one of the largest tech deals in history. It dwarfs Facebook's acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 -- and even that was considered an astonishing number by many.
At 240 miles above the earth, American astronaut Karen Nyberg joined CNN for a live chat from the ISS.
A South African app allows buyers to pay for goods using their phone, without having to worry about carrying cash or credit cards.
A Zambian computer tablet -- known as the ZEduPad -- is trying to open up the country's information highway.
Coca-Cola -- the world's ubiquitous brown fizzy drink -- is staying afloat as the soda market shrinks, and many point to a marketing strategy around the so-called "secret recipe" as key to its resilience in a struggling industry.
Bankers get a bad press. If they are not in news studios trying to defend their annual bonus being more than most people earn in a lifetime, they are attempting to brush off the latest multi-million pound fine they received for ripping off the public.
Ukraine has been hit by protests, as demonstrators show anger at the rejection of a deal with the EU for in favor of closer economic ties with Russia. But what led to the chaos?
The billionaire Russian 'Tsarina,' Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, in charge of the world's agricultural goods.
Il Rottomatore -- or "the demolition man" -- is how Italy's incoming prime minister has come to be known, thanks in part to his pugnacious approach to politics.
YouTube has a new boss and she has a "healthy disregard for the impossible" -- according to Google CEO Larry Page.
"Sehwag, go back to Ranji!" The jingoistic crowd was screaming when the portly batsman Virender Sehwag was dismissed in the game between the Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) semi-final game in 2008.
A Rwandan entrepreneur has left a successful international consulting career to taste success with a high-end bakery in Kigali.
The A350 XWB may be the center of attention at the Singapore Airshow, but the battle between rivals Boeing and Airbus for Asian dominance is what's really hot.
Web-based marketplaces are growing in popularity in Kenya as more and more people turn online to buy and sell goods.
What is it like to live in the tallest building in the world?